Wednesday, February 9 2011
Either Dan Tepfer ignores the piano trio's limitations or he was weaned on something else. Either way, this is a classy album.
Monday, February 7 2011
The better contributions in this edited volume navigate a course between the particular and the universal, granting Coltrane's music the freedom it demands.
Thursday, February 3 2011
Foam on the Waves of Space-Time... is a boisterous debut that squirms in its seat.
Not the Wizard, but the Trio. Popular rock tunes translated into drums, piano, and bass. There's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz…
Monday, January 31 2011
The members of Jerome Sabbagh's trio are well-tempered badasses.
Sunday, January 30 2011
Shauli Einav is an old master wearing younger man's clothes.
Thursday, January 20 2011
Drums? We don't need no stinking drums to make groovy jazz!
Tuesday, January 18 2011
Improvised soundscapes from a group impressively in sync, in a more somber setting than usual.
Tuesday, January 11 2011
Great albums can be made of equal parts talent and inspiration. Guitarist Mary Halvorson has one of these.
Wednesday, January 5 2011
The Permanent Vacation label is like a loaf of bread, steadily rising. A sampler like this is a good way of getting caught up.